In April 2023, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Board of Directors approved Kyle South to serve as the next President and CEO of the Chamber, effective July 1, 2023. He replaced Jim Page, who resigned in March 2023 to take a position in the private sector in Huntsville.
Kyle is an Alabama native, having grown up in the small town of Fayette. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce & Business Administration, with a focus on marketing, from the University of Alabama in 2004. Immediately following graduation and the passing of his grandfather, Kyle went back home to Fayette to serve as President and General Manager of West Alabama TV Cable Company (WATVC). He spearheaded all aspects of operations for the $5M family-owned cable company, including sales management, business development, marketing, finance, banking, budgets, quality standards, and customer service. In addition, Kyle cultivated and maintained professional, long-term client relationships and supported networking to secure new business opportunities. From 2008 through 2014, he served as a Board member and Chairman of the Alabama Cable Telecommunications Association. Kyle and his family sold the company in 2019.
As a State Representative for District 16, Kyle served three terms in the Alabama House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2014 to represent the interests and population of Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar, and Tuscaloosa counties. Kyle’s achievements in the House include serving as a key member of the Financial Services Committee and Insurance Committee; participation in the Ways and Means General Fund Committee as Vice Chairman; and serving as a member of the Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Committee.
Photo by Porfirio J. Solórzano.